"Sports Dentistry-Integrating It Into Your Practice Is Both Fun and Rewarding"
with Dr. Andrew Arriola
The chief focus of the course is to provide Dentists with an introduction to the basic knowledge and expertise needed to fill the role of a Team Dentist. It will introduce the Dentist to situations and problems encountered in various sports, basic principles of injury prevention, how to start and market a mouthguard program at the local level, guidelines and techniques on how to fabricate a properly fitted mouthguard, identifying and providing diagnosis and treatment of various dental problems that many times occur for athletes.
About Dr. Andrew Arriola:
After graduating from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 with my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, I settled and opened my General Dental Family Practice in the quaint Temecula Valley in California . I have been practicing at the same location for more than 30 years. Because of my love for sports, I became a Sports Dentist and joined the Academy for Sports Dentistry over 20 years ago, which was one of the best choices I could have made. I have been the Team Dentist for one of our local high schools for 20 years and the Team Dentist for the Lake Elsinore Storm which is a San Diego Padre affiliate since 1995. More recently, I have been certified for the United States
Olympic Committee Volunteer Dentist Participation Program as an approved Dental provider for eligible Team USA Athletes. In the past I have served as the San Diego Sabers semi-pro hockey Team Dentist. On another non-sports note, I have supported the UCLA Dental School by accompanying them and helping to oversee the students on their bi-annual Honduras Missions trip where we saw and performed dentistry on hundreds of the locals in the middle of the Honduras jungle. I am a Member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Tri-County Dental Society. I also belong to the American Academy of Dental Practice (AADP), the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) and currently serve as a Board Member for the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Locally I am a Board member of the Temecula Lions Club and a member of the local Business Networking International chapter (BNI).
On a personal note, my wife Renée and I enjoy many activities together. We like long walks, attending and volunteering at church together, swimming, baseball games, concerts and of course, traveling to the meetings of the Academy for Sports Dentistry, to name a few. Combined, Renee and I have 5 great children. Mine are Tony (26) and Nick (23). Renee’s are Wesley (29) Arielle (27) and Jordan (26). We love getting together with our children to play ping pong, fly mini helicopters and tennis. The last thing
I would like you to know about me is that although I serve as the Team Dentist for the Padres Organization, I wear Dodger Blue, through and through. Go Dodgers.
This course is FREE to All TCDS Members. A deposit of $50 is required to hold reservation and is fully refundable upon completion of the course. Members must cancel reservation within 48 hours to receive full deposit.
Staff is not eligible for member price and cannot attend on behalf of Member.
No Walk-Ins spots are available for this course.
TCDS Members $ 50.00 / TCDS Members-Staff $45.00 /Non-Members $ 65.00
After April 05, 2018
TCDS Members $ 50.00/ TCDS Members-Staff $65.00 /Non-Members $ 85.00
Note: Payments made by check must be received in the TCDS office prior to the date cost increases in order to take advantage of the lower price